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who was driving in this gray honda. but no fatalities to report. apparently this dump truck, which was carrying a good bit of a load here, was on macarthur boulevard eastbound when he apparently lost control of his brakes and crashed into these vehicles hitting about 12 cars. you can see some of the absorbent that they have laid on the ground here to suck up the oil and a lot of the fluids that have leaked out of the vehicles here. but again, it was a domino effect. we talked with a bus driver who described the crash. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here.
we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to allow the owner to re- open the store. some people who live in the mission neighborhood don't like it. >> the answer is yes. >> reporter: yes, san francisco's highbridge arms gun shop has permission to re-
open. the city's only gun shop closed in february, it owner contemplated changing to a wholesale dealer. when that didn't work he pursued his retail license. that gave an opening to opponents who didn't like guns being sold in the mission. they organized and sent dozens of e-mails to prevent the store from getting a new permit. >> a store selling firearms and accessories adds nothing to the vibrancy of this strip of mission street we have all worked so hard to create. >> this one business is basically adding another blank wall to the neighborhood by purchasing a business that 14% of the neighborhood which is to say our children can't go into. >> i'm going to explain what the procedure is. >> reporter: those argument didn't sway the department. >> it doesn't increase gun crimes in san francisco or anywhere else for that matter. it hasn't been shown to increase the crime rate in the surrounding neighborhoods. >> reporter: lots of people
came to speak in support of store owner takahashi. >> criminals do not purchase guns from places like highbridge arms. criminals do not purchase them from legitimate businesses. there are too many cameras, there are too many background checks. >> reporter: and in support of small businesses. >> what would be more wonderful than more taxes, more employment, more small businesses in san francisco? we're not talking about some sort of chain store that's being dropped in the mission. we are talking about a 50-year- old institution. >> reporter: and in support of guns. >> obviously, people need guns for home defense. without guns, we're all just sitting ducks. >> reporter: the approval came with a list of conditions including a new front gate, 24- hour security cameras, id checks of everyone who comes in background checks of everyone who works here and all the guns must be in a safe every night. the manager suspects they may be able to open by the end of ther. >> it's a controlled re-
opening, then. >> reporter: very much so. that was one of the things that the police commission said, the police permit department said they want to make sure there is no chance of anyone getting in and stealing the guns. they want to make sure it's under tight control. >> thank you, simon perez. new information on a story we brought you last night. the proposed connector between bart and the oklahoma international airport. it's crossed a hurled. i committee of the metropolitan transportation commission approved spending millions on the elevated tram. critics say $500 million three- mile people mover is a waste of money. bart says it will create jobs and the completed jam won't be subject to traffic delays like the current business system. san francisco could mess things up for a transit system that could be a pain on a good day. some muni bus drivers and train operators are planning a sickout next week. phil matier with the evidence in hand.
>> if it does happen, we'll be ready. >> reporter: that was muni spokesman paul rose reacting to anonymous flyers calling for a four-day sickout of muni drivers beginning september 14. >> i heard about it, yeah. it's a lot of unfair things going on that people don't realize. we can't really say anything. >> reporter: the drivers union quickly issued their own flyer saying the sickout was in no way sanctioned by the union. but union officials concede that mta's move to turn of sick -- to toughen sick leave policies and overtime for drivers on shift layovers and charge drivers $80 a month for parking at bus yards has angered many at the yards. >> the mta has basically violated our contract. they just steamrolling right over everything that we have in our contract. >> reporter: and in a city charter amendment going before voters in november to end the guarantee that muni drivers be the second best paid in the nation, and you definitely have temperatures on the rise. >> if your pay is taken back, how do you feel? >> things may be tense but our
operators understand the importance of our system to the city and we believe they are going to do the right thing. >> reporter: so this sickout for real or just some drivers blowing off steam? >> there is no sickout. >> who told you that?? you guys believe in that, you believe in the tooth fairy. >> bunch of lies. stuff planted by management because they always want to project a negative image on us anyway. >> reporter: are you going to call in extra drivers on these days? >> we're still developing our plans for what is going to happen if it does happen. >> reporter: there was also word that the annual cable car bell ringing contest which usually is held in the summer was put on hold this year over fears that operators might boycott it, as well. >> our cable car was up in the state fair in sacramento for a few weeks and that accounted for part of the delay. but we're moving forward with september 28 at noon in union square for the bell ringing contest. >> reporter: did you ever hear of anybody threatening to boycott the bell ringing contest because they are mad at muni? >> i've heard rumors. you know, that might be just
what it is a rumor. >> reporter: now, one of the flyers that was distributed said if we don't come to work, half a million people will not go to work because they won't be able to get there. so muni is not taking any chances. they are bracing for it. they are playing it safe and hoping for the best. my suggestion to all the riders out there, do the same. keep your eye on an alternative way to go just in case it happens. allen? >> phil, i'm just wondering if the muni drivers feel bolstered at all by the a.c. transit drivers in the east bay who had an informal sickout if you will and got bottom line they got what they were looking for? >> reporter: that's right. it's not unusual here in the bay area to have something like this. we just had one, although in this case muni is very clear that if anybody does pull it they are going to be coming back at them. so wait to see exactly what happens. >> all right. phil matier in san francisco, thank you. a hunger strike at a northern california jail is now in its eighth day but the prisoners aren't protesting any of the ordinary issues.
mike sugerman shows us this hunger strike centers around soap. reporter: it's a true soap opera at the monterey county jail. 120 inmates behind bars aren't taking food because they want more bars of soap. >> last week the inmates were limited to the number of soap they could purchase from the jail commissary. previously they were allowed to purchase four --up to four bath sized bars of soap a week from the jail commissary. our staff thought that was rather excessive and changed the policy to limit them to one bar of soap. >> reporter: do you really need more than one bar of soap a week? commander michael richards says jail officials didn't think so and changed the policy. one inmate had apparently hoarded 40 bars in his cell. a mix of irish spring, ivory and bob barker soap made available to inmates for about a dollar. family members say inmates have to wash their clothes with it and now can't get them clean. officials say it might be more ominous than that. >> in the past, we found that soap has been used as weapons. they will put bars in socks and
swing it at people they want to injure. additionally, there have been occasions where they will soap up the floor so that the deputies will slip and fall when they are responding to an emergency. >> reporter: so the inmates of k-pod, mostly members of the norteno street gang, stopped eating to get the jail to change its policies. well, it stopped take jail's food. >> we found the trash cans full of candy and cookie wrappers and other items they have been purchase on the jail commissary. >> reporter: no one is in any health danger, the commander says, and officials say they have no plans to change the policy. they are not sweating it. and here's what we're talking about. bob barker soap. the price is certainly right, it's 90 cents. but this is a different bob barker. this is pretty much institutional soap. they sell all over. the deputies have no plans to change the new soap policy because of the hunger strike.
mike sugerman, cbs 5. inmates in county jail in san bruno now have access to condoms. sex among inmates is illegal but the health department says realistically it happens. sheriff michael hennessey says it's an extension of a safe sex program that began 11 years ago. grants from ucsf and a southern california nonprofit paid for the condom machines. near san ramon this morning investigators busted a big marijuana growing operation. it was in a remote area in the wilderness. now, police and sheriff's deputies found about 2,000 pot plants. they arrested a pittsburg man they say was living there. another suspect apparently got away. investigators say the encampment was elaborate and very well hidden. >> the terrain was rugged. they had to hike in on foot. it took them about an hour. >> investigators estimate that marijuana is worth about a quarter
million dollars. they say it's possible the operation is linked to a mexican drug cartel. a judge has reduced bail for charles rittenhouse, the 72- year-old vallejo man arrested during an investigation into a bizarre series of east bay homicides. police found explosive materials at rittenhouse's home last week. the bail went from $3 million to $25,000 on felony explosives charges. the bodies of his wife and her friend were also found at the home but rittenhouse isn't charged in connection with the deaths. investigators believe the women were killed by efren valdemoro, who once rented a room from rittenhouse. i'm thuy vu in central vietnam. 35 years after the end of the vietnam war, agent orange is once again making headlines and stirring conflicts. but this time, there are hopes of reconciliation. that story coming up. in the south bay, growing concerns about air quality and the new device that could give
neighbors some peace of mind. and just last week, we told you it vanished. what may have prompted the return of some missing art. ,, as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
s to divide the u. the vietnam war ended 35 years ago. but one painful issue continues to divide the u.s. and vietnam. agent orange. the red cross says about three million vietnamese have suffered health problems from the toxic defoliant sprayed by u.s. troops. cbs 5's thuy vu recently returned from a trip to vietnam response toward by the renaissance journalism center and tonight, she shows us how the damage is now affecting a third generation. reporter: vietnam is full
of energy in the big city. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: and lush tranquility in the countryside. but in the 1960s and site of 70s, chaos and war reigned. guns on the ground and the potent weapon in the air, agent orange, an herbicide sprayed by u.s. forces to destroy the jungle hideouts of enemy communist forces. the sprayings went on for nine years. american soldiers came home suffering the effects of agent orange, and it also left lasting scars. >> my mother tell me when she was farming in the farm she [ indiscernible ] chemical -- >> reporter: 23-year-old juan tran believes that chemical agent orange and it most toxic component dioxin caused her birth defects. >> the other family like my family also walk in that farm
and they also have disabled children. >> reporter: tran lives at a hospital in ho chi min center at a center for dioxin victims. most of the 60 children here were abandoned by their parents. they have come to symbolize the legacy of the agent orange. this obstetrician during the war says in 1968, she started seeing an unusually high number of babies born with deformed limbs and faces. >> no eyes or no nose or deformed mouth. >> reporter: it was hard to show the babies to the moms? >> very hard. horrible. >> reporter: even though it's been nearly 50 years since the sprayings first started, vietnamese children say it's still got deformities because of it. it's been tied to a dozen
illnesses including cancer and nerve disorders. and dioxin continues to contaminate vietnam, 28 hot spots in all. among them, the da nang air base where hundreds of thousands of gallons of herbicide were mixed and stored. it's the most persistent toxin known. it takes decades to degrade in the environment and standing here even now 35 years after the war, there is a heavy smell in the air like an overdose of chlorine. the area is capped with cement to contain the chemical. but dioxin has already contaminated soil and runoff around the base. this is where it ended up in lotus lake. scientists believe dioxin attaches to the fat of fish and ducks that locals would catch here and then eat. in the past several years, a
canadian environmental firm hatfield consultants tested the blood and breast milk of workers in da nang. it found dioxin levels that were up to 100 times higher than what's considered safe. >> many vietnamese-americans and even a fair number of u.s. official think this is a propaganda campaign by the communist government of vietnam. what do you make of that? >> well, i think our contribution to this is to not polarize. it's to really not get into the sides and who is wrong and right. >> reporter: to peggy, the group is humanitarian. her group is sending vietnamese- american volunteers here to help, volunteers like tam win from san francisco. she is 26, too young to have lived through the war but old enough to care about the victims. >> how do we help them interact with society in a way that they are not discriminated?
>> reporter: she is working with a north korea organization children of vietnam, to set up a support network for parents. >> in the most dire circumstances they make it work and they do it with a love that i think is hard to describe in words. >> reporter: this summer a joint u.s.-vietnam panel calls for $300 million over 10 years to clean up contaminated sites and help treat victims. for the mother of two disabled teenaged sons her hopes are measured in smaller numbers but with greater heartache. she is raising eight pigs to sell to support her family. her biggest wish? to have 12 more pigs so she can earn enough to take better care of her sons. in vietnam, thuy vu, cbs 5. >> millions of american veterans were also exposed to agent orange. coming up tomorrow, thuy will report on how they and their
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air monitoring situation in cupertino. there is possible pollution from a nearby cement plant. the station will measure things like mercury, carbon monoxide, ozone and methane. it will remain in a park for a year. clear and cooler. that's what we have. >> hey, roberta. >> temperatures averaging 10 degrees below normal today. a cold front swiped through the area and leaving an air temperature currently of 64. it's breezy. the winds are currently out of the west at 12. and by the way, today the high temperature in san jose was 7 -- actually it was 66 degrees. and that was down from the average high of 84. cold front, the core is still centered to the north of sacramento. been picking up precipitation from about night's landing up into the red bluff area. we have a high wind warning in effect for the high sierra. we have had sleet there, as
well. out and about tonight, along the coast cloud cover, partly cloudy bayside and partly sunny inland but the winds have really been picking up out of the west. some gusts up to 30. there you have that cold front very unusual for this time of the year. it's slipping to the south traversing to the east enhancing the marine layer. so tonight everybody has the cloud deck. tomorrow morning sun-up at 6:44. nobody is going to se it. but watch what happens. the deck scrubs back sooner so then we'll have ample sunshine. until then a brisk night with a passage of that cold front. 49 degrees santa rosa, 50s across the santa clara valley, 54 concord. tomorrow's daytime high slightly warmer than today. 58 in pacifica to the mid-70s inland. still a good 10 degrees below normal. we start to up the temperatures on friday and we realize seasonal high temperatures over the weekend. some of the numbers begin to come back down about this time next week.
dana, we'll talk more about this a little later. >> all right, roberta. thanks the mystery of a missing san jose statue is solved. sort of. it first disappeared last month. now it's back. but len ramirez tells us the investigators citadel don't know what happened. is this a bad joke? roz one mystery was solved and another created the statue is returned. we know that. but who took it in the first place? only one person knows the answer to that question. and he isn't talking. >> reporter: the mysterious disappearance of san jose's giselle statue was only partially solved when san jose attorney anthony pagas called police yesterday to report he was turning over the statue on behalf of a client. >> the individual realized that they were in possession of an item that was reported stolen. they contacted the attorney, who acted as a middleman and returned the item to the city of san jose. >> reporter: but police say the attorney is not saying who that client is. >> with attorney/client privilege, as a matter of law,
we cannot force them to disclose who that person was who contacted him. >> reporter: the story began in june when giselle was accidentally broken off her foundation in the courtyard of the montgomery theater. the statue was stored at the serving auditorium next door but was reported missing on august 25. it was one of a matching pair of sculptors created in 1978. the other statue is fine. it's named albrecht. even though the mystery of giselle's disappearance is far from solved, officials are thrilled to have a matching pair once again. >> we are going to remount them, put them into the center of the performing arts where they really belong, because that's where the ballet company is. and we'll do something before our opening october 22nd, which we open with "giselle" this season. >> reporter: so the statue giselle will be here as well as the ballet itself, dana.
this case, though, is being taken very seriously by the san jose police department. i asked to take some video of the giselle statue and i was told i couldn't get close to it because it was being scanned for fingerprints. this statue cost $16,000 when it was commissioned by san jose so whoever took is it looking at possible grand theft charges. >> wow. but the upside? the positive upside, good publicity for the play when it opens -- for the ballet. >> reporter: good publicity for the ballet and for the artist. that's a beautiful work of art. >> it certainly is. glad she's back. len, thank you. >> reporter: yup. well, a mystery that remains unsolved tonight. what on earth is this florida pastor thinking? in just the past hour, the latest political figure asking him to, quote, stand down. why the mayor of san jose spent part of his day walking children to school. and in the midst of a smoking hot re-election fight, one of barbara boxer's top aides is arrested. what he was charged with inside a senate office building. ,,,,,,,,
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apparently lost brakes and slammed into these 13 vehicles. that silver car there getting the worst of it. we are teal four people have been taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. but this is at the grand avenue exit of 580 and that exit, we are told, is going to be closed until 9:00 p.m. well, you've probably heard about the florida pastor with plans to burn a stack of korans this weekend. in fact past hour, sarah palin has jointed those asking him not to do it. despite international condemnation the small florida church is going ahead with the burn on september 11. police are calling in extra officers as tension grows. reporter: terry jones is not backing down. >> we have no intention of canceling. >> reporter: despite an international backlash, the florida pastor plans to burn 100 copies of the koran on the
anniversary of the september 11 attacks. jones says he want to send a message that radical islam should not be tolerated. >> it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with our policies. >> reporter: the vatican is calling the idea outrageous. the commander of u.s. troops in afghanistan warns burning the muslim book could incite attacks on u.s. troops. and secretary of state hillary clinton says it goes against americans' right to religious freedom. >> it doesn't in any way represent america or americans or american government or american religious or political leadership. >> reporter: the church where jones preaches is tiny, only 50 people in the entire congregation. but he is getting plenty of attention. some residents worry he is creating a safety risk. >> we have a big football game coming in this weekend, all these people, you know, you're going to have all these
fanatics running around. you know, you just doesn't know what's happening. >> reporter: jones is carrying a gun after receiving more than 100 death threats. he is also arming himself with the u.s. constitution, which protects his right to free speech. michael hertzenberg for cbs news, gainesville, florida. the future of california's furlough fridays now rests in the hands of the state supreme court. today attorneys for the governor and for union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court will decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are three furlough days each month amounting to a 14% pay cut for each employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when he unilaterally imposed unpaid furloughs on state employees just took money out of their checks and locked them out. we think that violates the law and the contracts. >> the governor issued his first
furlough order in february 2009. the supreme court is going to rule within 90 days, it says. but until then, those furloughs will continue. the governor was in santa clara today touring marvel semiconductor. got a briefing on that company's smart electronic initiative which promotes technology which makes the consumer electronics industry more ecofriendly. the governor least for asia tomorrow to visit the company's facility in shanghai, part of a week-long trade mission to china, japan and south carolina. budget troubles for one san jose school district to eliminate bus service so parents came one a way to get their kids to school safely. they are called walking school buses. parent-led groups that watch over the kids as they go to school. it's happening in the cambrian school district. this morning, city leaders including the mayor joint one of the groups as it headed to
bagby elementary school. >> if you are the parent being the driver if you will of the walking bus is you don't have to worry about whether the kids are rolling down the windows? you know, it's a nice day to be able to walk to school like a lot of us did when we were kids too. >> the community is also organizing carpools. parents and administrators are reminding drivers to, please, slow down in school zones. a senior adviser to senator barbara boxer has resigned after u.s. capital police say he was trying to carry marijuana into a senate building. politico reports that marcus stanley was going through security at the hart office building in washington yesterday when an officer saw him allegedly trying to conceal a green leafy substance which turned out to be pot. stanley appears in court tomorrow. a disappointing discovery for a teacher visiting young students. >> noticed that there were no books in the children's homes. >> how she has helped these youngsters build their home libraries for pocket change. what's the difference
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news. service happene a moment now to pay tribute to a legend in bay area news. a memorial service took place this morning in san francisco for long-time cbs 5 anchor dave mcelhatton. he died last month at his home down in southern california. friends, coworkers, people who just knew him from tv gathered at calvary church in pacific heights to remember mac. >> i know you are watching this...
and i thank you for your gentle kindness and for that wicked sense of humor, i love you, dear friend. >> mac spent 50 years on the air in the bay area here, first in radio, then here on television. he was 81. it's a bargain. books for as little as 25 cents and no more than a dollar, and kids can buy them without leaving school. as kate kelly reports this bookstore is the creation of a veteran teacher who used the idea to change thousands of lives. reporter: for 21 years, nancy caldwell has worked among these classrooms and hallways at franklin elementary school in san jose. and though she retired from teaching this year, she has left an impressive legacy. >> did you find what you wanted? >> reporter: nancy started this student-run bookstore at her school. for 15 years, every week at
lunchtime, students can browse and buy lightly-used children's books for just a few quarters. >> teaching a very low socio- economic area where parents are paying rent and paying money for food and that's about all they can afford. >> reporter: so when nancy was invited into her students' homes, she saw a need that she could fill. >> i noticed that there were no books in the children's homes. and books are important to learning. >> reporter: nancy first started this bookstore at school after reading an article in parade magazine, where a teacher in new york had created a similar program. >> i thought, well, i could do that, too. >> reporter: her second graders named it "the coolest bookstore" and they care of marketing, the money, and zoom some even try a little diplomacy in monitoring the classroom door. and they have become discerning shoppers. >> the cover and the inside i could read it a little and i like, oh, this is good. >> i love it. >> our children are reading every night. they log in what they're
reading at home. they get credit for doing that. >> reporter: teachers marilyn miller and others are take over the job now that nancy retired. >> clearly they love it. it's a big tradition. >> reporter: nancy estimates that thousands of books have found new homes with her students and retirement won't keep her from scouring the local flea markets and garage sales in search of more. >> just seeing how it's made a difference in their lives encourages me more to continue. >> reporter: so for inspiring thousands of young minds to a lifetime of learning, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to nancy caldwell. kate kelly, cbs 5. >> the coolest bookstore always needs more lightly used books to stock its shelves. if you can help, contact the school using a link on cbs5.com/jeffersonawards. it's in our story about nancy. what a day across the bay area today. 62 degrees in san francisco.
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you last night: a memorial has been set up in berkeley for a mountain lion, shot and killed as we showed you last night, a memorial has been set up in berkeley for a mountain lion shot and killed by police last week. one viewer wants to know, how common mountain lion sightings are in california? ken bastida has tonight's "good question." >> reporter: they are known by many names, cougar, panther and puma. the fact is, california mountain lions are more closely related to leopards than to lions and they are thriving in california these days. but just how many are really out there? >> there are a finite number i think based on the number of deer and the size of the habitat. >> reporter: the state of california is huge. and fish & game figures that roughly half of the state is prime mountain lion habitat.
but it wasn't always that way. in 1971, after more than 100 years of uncontrolled hunting, the population fell to as few as 600 animals. as a result, then governor ronald reagan imposed a moratorium on recreational hunting of mountain lions and in 1990 californians passed a proposition 117 which declare the big cats a specifically protected mammal. since then, the population has exploded. the fact of the matter is you never know where you're going to find mountain lions here in the bay area. they can be just about anywhere. and if you have deer in your neighborhood, chances are they are not far away. i need your good questions. send them to me at cbs5.com. well, google says it's fired up the afterburners on its search engine. the mountain view company today unveiled a new feature called instant search similar to the current suggestion feature which guesses what you're looking for as you type.
the new instant search changes the results live as you continue to enter text. google says it's going to make searching even faster. >> it may take some getting used to for certain people in that, you know, it's kind of a big bet for them on, you know, the fact that they are changing something so dramatically that works pretty well for a lot of people. i mean, a lot of people tend not to like change and when they come across result that may look different, they may be a little freaked out by that. >> google says the new feature will save users a couple of seconds per search. but if you have an older web browser you may not have access to instant search. >> it will just make us more impatient. >> it's taking three seconds! >> if you stand next to a copier now, come on, come on, cop on, baby. if we talk to it it's going to go any faster, right? hey, great story real quickly here. i was at lake del valle today with a bunch of guys and they go roberta, it's raining. i go, no, that's condensation all associated with a very deep marine layer. so then we jumped in swam, came back out and it was really
sprinkling at that time. they go, uhm, your condensation is all over me. [ laughter ] >> all right. so the cold front passed through the area. look at the beach overcast where today's high didn't climb out of the 50s. what you can expect if you are out and about is some very windy conditions. in fact, wind gusts up to 29 miles an hour along the peninsula. low 60s in livermore, san francisco 67. benicia west-southwest at 24. we have a combination of some low clouds and patchy fog also some partly sunny conditions all the way into our inland areas. a sliver of a chance that you may be able to see that sunset at 7:28. there it is. very unusual for this time of year. we have been talking at it for days. cold front slicing through the bay area. with it a couple of sprinkles but nothing even measurable as far as the trace is concerned but it did enhance this marine layer. tomorrow morning sun-up at 6:44, not going to see it. but watch what happens with
the passage of that front. the clouds are going to scour out sooner, so we will reveal a little bit more sunshine so the temperatures will go up ever so slightfully comparison to today. but still, well below average for this time of the year by a good 11 to 14 degrees. so let's go ahead and pinpoint your forecast. kick-starting with the temperatures for tonight. brisk in santa rosa at 49 degrees. otherwise mid-50s in san jose. temperatures in the low 50s really some nice sleeping weather. numbers tomorrow 50s at the coast and only some partial clearing. otherwise, 70 in san jose. down from the average high of 84 degrees. east bay numbers 50s, 60s closer to the bay of water. then due east and we slide into the mid- and high 70s. otherwise, north bay numbers also right around the mid-70s towards sonoma. 58 degrees in stinson beach. the extended forecast calls for gradual warming as high pressure strengthens on friday. unseasonal numbers over the weekend. that's a look at your pinpoint
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"one" of the other 31 teams wanted him the latest chapter in the nate davis saga. the second year quarterback cleared waivers. that means not one of the other 31 teams wanted him so the 49ers signed him today as a member of the practice squad. troy smith wearing number 1 took davis' spot on the roster as the team's third string quarterback. david carr is alex smith's backup. he said he signed with the 9ers this off season knowing he would at least have the chance to compete for the starting job. that was not the case according to mike singletary. >> no. there was no talk that he was going to compete with number one. there was no talk. none. there was no talk of that. there was no talk that he was going to compete with number one, never. [ inaudible ] >> i'm telling you that was not from me. i'm the head coach. it doesn't matter who else said it. it doesn't matter. he was not going to compete for number one. i did want him to push alex. but he was not competing for number one because i did not want another situation in order for him to compete with al looks smith he would have had to get some reps.
he would have had to get more reps than he did. alex smith was the guy that we wanted to make sure that he was ready and he was prepared. that's the thing that we did all off season to focus on him, make sure he had everything needed in order to be successful. that was the main focus. we did not have david carr coming here and compete with him for number one. we did not. absolutely unequivocally did not. >> felt like it was, uhm, my opportunity to lose, yeah. i was going to be given another opportunity. i guess i understood that. i wasn't you know, uhm, you know, uhm, i'm sure leinart thought the same thing. >> now, just in case you're unclear, they did not bring david carr in to be the number one quarterback. >> huh? bob and mike ryan, they went to stanford. the americans are the best doubles team in the world. but most of the globe will be rooting against them in the final of the u.s. open. that's because indian rohan
pana and pakistan's osham koreshy have the united nations on their side. they are are the middle of their best showing advancing in style in the final against the brian brothers. ambassadors from both nations have been watching the matches. they hope this example will bring peace to their nation. they can do it on tennis, let's do it in real. on the men's side, monfils goes airborne to return the volley. too bad it goes into the nets. 17th seed monfils was all style, not enough substance against the three seed novak djokovic. monfils will go down in straight sets as djokovic ran him all over the court. he will meet the winner of federer and soderling in the semifinals. the determination of one northern bay area high school junior has become an international soccer superstar took him on a wild ride around the globe this summer, a ride that he will never forget. >> one day if i could i would
love to play in the greek first combination but if the day comes and another team wants me i'm more than willing to change allegiances. >> reporter: the marin academy junior alex had the summer of his life. the son of a greek immigrant, all he wants to do is play professional soccer in greece. so this past summer, across the world in northern greece where soccer is a way of life he tried to get noticed by his favorite club. >> usually in greece it's by where you're from and you clear for that team for life and they are rabid about who they cheer of. my father is greek and i'm an aspiring professional player as his son. i i wanted to try out. >> reporter: while he was there a brazilian scout took notice and the scout liked him so much that he was invited to spend the summer in brazil playing with the brazil club. he found himself in the country where the best soccer players in the world come from and he
didn't disappoint them. i actually got to start. i earned my spot after three days of practicing. according to the coaches there, it i was an above average player even by brazilian standards and i mean, after all i got the start and they weren't giving me that as a gift. they wouldn't lose just to have the american go play. >> reporter: now back in the united states, his teammates have nicknamed him the greek samba and at 16 years old, he is totally focused on his ultimate goal. >> i hope to live there the majority of my life if i can. i got my whole family there. i mean, he love the food. i love the music. i love the siesta from 1 to 4. it's my favorite country so. playing soccer there is the ultimate dream. get to combine your passion with your culture. >> one summer, three continents, whew! the samba. >> and at 15 he loves the siesta! >> he has his priorities straight. >> see you at 10:00 and 11:00. good night. ,, 3q
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